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Keeping active

Being active is not only great fun, it's very good for your health.

People who do the recommended amount of exercise each week live longer and are happier and healthier than those who don’t. So what are you waiting for?

Jump for joy!

There are endless ways to be fit and active: running around with your friends, riding your bike or taking your scooter to the skate park.

Swimming, dancing, football, roller skating, martial arts, playing hide and seek or tag, building a den or playing rugby or gymnastics… whatever you enjoy!

It’s good to mix up the type of activity you’re doing though – this makes sure you are helping your heart, your muscles and your bones to grow healthy and strong.

Brain Borg
Did You Know?
Brain borg You need to be doing an hour's activity every day.

On your marks, get set, go!

Why not include your grown-ups, they need to be active too? They need to do 150 minutes of activity a week to stay healthy.

For loads of great tips and ideas on how to be active together, visit Change4Life.

Activity Character
Activity Zakk See how many activities you can list in a minute, and then see how many of them you can do in a week!

Riddle me this!

Regular exercise helps your muscles, bones and what other part of the body grow healthy and strong?
Quiz girl
Quiz girl
Quiz girl
When you are active, you need to be getting your heart rate up and getting out of breath. You should have enough breath left to be able to talk, but not to sing a song.
Nurse with speech bubble

Page last reviewed: 08-09-2021

Next review due: 08-09-2024